Friday Favorites I should share some favorite Thanksgiving dishes from past years. This week I'll spotlight favorite green vegetables (since my mom always insisted that every meal must have at least one green vegetable.) Next Friday I'll be back with my five favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Of course there are lots more South Beach Diet friendly Thanksgiving Recipes on the blog, so visit that page if you want to see the entire list.
Let's start with the recipe for Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan pictured above. Most everyone in my family would love to have this for a Thanksgiving veggie, although truthfully, there are some of my brothers and sisters who would still vote for the Thanksgiving Broccoli with Cheese Sauce I used to make years ago.
I absolutely adore this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts. This is the recipe that got me to reconsider brussels sprouts, and now I love them when they're roasted or pan-fried.
I've made these Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds several times for Thanksgiving. Don't skip the shallots because the crispy roasted shallots are what make this special.
After I got converted to roasted brussels sprouts, last year I tried this recipe for Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan. This was so good I ate about half of it after I took that photo!
Finally, it is a bit out of the ordinary for a Thanksgiving side dish, but if you like leafy greens I'd highly recommend this Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin.
All these favorite recipes for Thanksgiving vegetables will be added to the Recipe Favorites page in the recipe index. You can find more ideas in the Vegetables section of the index.
See more favorite recipes I've featured on Friday by using the label Friday Favorites.